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Live Well and Be Happy

We are now into the middle of 2021. How have we lived the past 18 months amid the pandemic? I’m sure we all have stories to tell. I believe we have, at varying degrees, experienced anxiety, fear, doubts and disbelief of the atrocities that happened in the world the past year and a half. Notwithstanding, I hope we also find new experiences; increased adaptability; resilience that we were unaware of; openness to change; and, joy in small simple things.

For me, taking time off to enjoy nature through walks and hikes (and a little cycling) not only reminds me of the beauty that surrounds us, it also begs my body to exercise. While I enjoy the mundane routines in staying home, I do miss the freedom to just get out and meet people - the catching up with friends over lunch; the cuppa in the afternoons with or without friends. The chunk of time I used to plan overseas trips became the slack I need to fill my mental space and my longing void. It’s a dilemma of being content with the aimless leisure and the incredible lightness of being. However, undeniably, I am blessed.

At the point of writing this, the pandemic numbers seem to be easing and we could look forward to less restrictive social activities soon. Smile.

As always, we look forward to receiving your contribution. Be it written articles, poems, photographs, or activities that you wish to share, we will be pleased to publish them on AutumnLife. If you have read an interesting book, please contribute to our Book Corner. contributions@autumnlife.sg

Founder

June 2021

Thru the Lens

Whether you are a budding photographer, experienced photographer or just knocking around with a camera wherever you go, do share some memorable and good photographs that you have taken with us here. You may email us a short note and either attach the images (in jpeg, <200 dpi or <800 pixels or <1MB) or send a link to your image folder to us. You may include a brief caption in each photograph. Please do not send us raw images or images in overly high resolution because the file sizes will be too large for us to handle.

by Daphne Liew

These are some photos taken in 2014-2015.

 

by Ivy Tan

Birds in Singapore

by Guan Rong

Exploration and adventures with my camera

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